The U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Poroshenko, as stated by the press office of the Ukrainian head of the state.
"The U.S. Vice President confirmed willingness of the United States to continue working for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine. The parties agree on the necessity of preserving the existing international sanctions for the achievement of the above-mentioned goals," according to the statement. Poroshenko thanked the American party for a coherent political support, humanitarian, financial and military assistance and facilitation in the implementation of reforms, particularly in the sphere of struggle against corruption.
Also Ukrainian leader had a conversation with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. They discussed ways to develop strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey, particularly the implementation of agreements reached in the course of the last session of the Interstate Strategic Council of the High Level in March 2015 in Kyiv. The Turkish President invited the President of Ukraine to visit Turkey in 2016.
Erdoğan emphasized that Turkey did not recognize the illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea and thanked the President of Ukraine for his attention to the rights of Crimean Tatars on the occupied peninsula.